3:00 PM Harmonica Workshop with Joe Filisko
3:30 PM The Jimmys
5:30 PM The Cash Box Kings
7:30 PM Nick Moss and the Flip Tops
9:30 PM The Candye Kane Band
Out of Wisconsin,this trio of young musicians will rock the house! Get out early and get on your feet and be ready to dance! They are the 2012 WAMI award winners for best blues band north of the WI/IL border! Get ready to rock it out to their big and bad sound.
Due to popular demand, coming back to the fest from last year is the big band from up north in Madison, the Jimmy's! Featuring Jimmy Voegeli on B3 and vocals, this band has a three piece horn section along with Jimmy and the rest of the band. Everyone will be on their feet dancing to the grooving rhythms! 2012 WAMI award winners for best swing band!
Returning from our inaugural 2010 lineup are the Cash Box Kings. Band leader Joe Nosek with Oscar Wilson on vocals and the rest of the band are ready to bring their high powered blues to Byron! Just signed to a major deal on Blind Pig Records, their new CD is one of the hottest released in 2011, mixing blues and country roots music is a rocking style! They were #1 on the Living Blues charts for the entire month of November!
7:30 PM Nick Moss and the Fliptops:
This band is so hot and dangerous the Fliptops could use a Surgeon General's warning! Nick Moss is one of the hottest act in the US and around the world. His electric guitar and vocals along with support from his stellar band will amaze the crowd! Three time BMA nominee and three time Bluesblast award winner! His two latest CDs have included incendiary music that has the critics talking!
9:30 PM The Candye Kane Band:
Headlining this year's fest is none other than the top female vocalist and act in the blues world today- Candye Kane! She and her band are an extraordinary set of musicians and performers. Led by the incomparable Ms. Candye Kane, the band also features Laura Chavez on guitar who also co-writes most of the original music that this band produces. Award winning blues right here in downtown Byron Illinois- it does not get any better than this! Seven time National Blues Awards Nominee Candye Kane has been called a survivor, a superhero and the toughest girl alive. (All are also titles of her self-penned songs.) Her eleventh CD release, Sister Vagabond, was released on August 16, 2011 on Delta Groove Records and was #1 on the Living Blues Charts and on Sirius/XM Radio for two months. Kane is nominated for the BB King Entertainer of the Year Award and Best Contemporary Blues Female for 2012. (blues.org) Sister Vagabond was self produced by Kane and her noted guitarist Laura Chavez. Many critics say that it is Kane’s finest work to date and unanimously agree that it is a worthy successor to their 2010 collaboration, Superhero, nominated for Best Contemporary Blues CD along with many other honors.